Ottawa Citizen

Sleep­ing woman set ablaze on bus bench

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Los An­ge­les po­lice have ar­rested a man for al­legedly set­ting a 67-year-old woman on fire as she was sleep­ing on a bus bench. Au­thor­i­ties say the man, who is in his 20s, was ar­rested Thurs­day. Po­lice say the at­tack oc­curred shortly af­ter mid­night out­side a drug­store. A wit­ness said he saw a man come out of the store and pour some­thing on the woman be­fore strik­ing a match and set­ting her ablaze. The woman, who may be home­less, was taken to a hospi­tal and listed in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

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